UNITE 2030 - Camp 2030 summit


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Location (s):

  • United States of America
New York


Camp 2030 is the world’s first hackathon-style innovation lab for positive social change. At the inaugural Camp 2030 Summit, 250 young leaders will congregate at Camp Echo Lake in New York to develop solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. During the 6-day Summit, leaders will co-create entrepreneurial solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, using human centered design methods in order to unlock new and innovative ways of creating social impact at a global scale. Through the Camp 2030 design process, changemakers will effectively frame a problem and turn it into a scalable solution through the simulation of real life.


Camp 2030 is hosted by UNITE 2030, a US-based non-profit organization that has been in operation since 2016. UNITE 2030 has worked with thousands of young leaders from all over the world to empower them to develop solutions to global challenges.

We’re hand-selecting 250 of the world’s top young leaders to join us at a Summer Camp in Upstate New York for 5 days of ideating, innovating, and developing next-generation solutions to the SDGs. On the 6th day, we’ll return to New York City where you’ll have the opportunity to have your solutions heard by global top talent from around the world.

Why Camp 2030?

Our mission is to empower you to change the world. The entire objective of our Summits is to spark entrepreneurship for the SDGs. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, are passionate about solving a critical global challenge, or are just interested in a social problem, we’re here to support you. During Camp 2030, you’ll have the opportunity to build new partnership opportunities, uncover innovative solutions, and expand your skillset on a variety of different areas that will help you change the world. Oh, and did we mention it’s fun?

The Ultimate “Un-Conference” Experience 

Youth are leading the charge toward a better world, and it’s about time that we have a voice. We’re turning the traditional conference model upside down by allow YOU to lead the way. No stuffy speakers. No boring webinars. Just YOU, your voice, and your action. 

A Focus on Relationship Building

We chose Camp as a venue for our first annual Summit because we want to create an environment that lends itself to building strong relationships. Building trust through social activities, sharing living spaces, and working in teams of like-minded Changemakers allows Campers to engage on a deeper level - paving the way for partnership, allies, and a deeper understanding of cross-cultural collaboration. 

Youth-Led Solutions to Global Challenges

Finally, YOUTH are being given a platform to develop new solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. 100% your voice, your work, and your ideas. 

Professionally Facilitated Workshops

Say goodbye to stuffy speakers that talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. We’re only bringing hands-on engagements that inspire action to Camp 2030.

A Bottom-Up Approach

Youth are the future, and we live and breathe that philosophy. Camp 2030 is entirely youth-led and always will be.

Every participant who attends Camp 2030 will receive a certificate of attendance. We also will give out a number of individual awards throughout the Summit, and of course, there is the opportunity for your team to win a variety of honors, which all will be denoted in a certificate format!

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

Camp 2030 campers will be some of the brightest aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, and changemakers under the age of 30 who are transforming social change across the world.

For our previous UNITE 2030 Global Summits, we received applications from thousands of young leaders from every country on earth, and we expect to receive even more for our inaugural Camp 2030 Summit.

We select our participants on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated dedication and commitment to solving the Sustainable Development Goals;

  • Willingness to engage in the co-creation process alongside fellow changemakers, mentors, partners, and talent;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Generally between 18-30 years old with no exceptions made for those under 18, and a few exceptions made for those over 30 for outstanding applicants.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Program Starts: September 13, 2021

Program Ends: September 18, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:


UNITE 2030 is working to guarantee that young people from all backgrounds are able to attend Camp 2030, regardless of their ability to pay. To ensure this, fully-funded scholarship places are awarded to outstanding young leaders with a range of backgrounds, skill sets and nationalities.

Summit fees


  • Tickets for VIP Ambassador Networking (to be announced)
  • Tickets for Ambassador Dinner (more details to be announced)

*Ambassador registration is only open for existing UNITE 2030 Ambassadors - those who have attended any UNITE 2030 Summit in the past, and Changemaker Chapter Leadership Team Members.

EARLY-BIRD CAMPER $1,100(deadline 15.01.2021.)
GENERAL REGISTRATION CAMPER $1,500*(deadline 15.03.2021.)

  • Transfer from New York City to Camp
  • Transfer from Camp to New York City
  • Shared Accommodation (Cabin-Style)
  • Full access to the Summit
  • Full catering during the Summit (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and snacks)
  • Camper Information pack
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Awards/Cultural Evening Participation
  • Swag Bag (T-shirt and other merchandise!)


  • Access to exclusive networking opportunities with young leaders and partner organizations
  • Access to Pitch Day viewing and Closing Ceremony
  • Catering (breakfast and lunch only)
  • More details available upon request

*Observer attendance is open to the general public and does not require an application to attend.

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